Director of Instruction / LPGA-PGA Professional
Joan Lovelace has over 32 years of experience teaching all levels of play. Joan is a member of both the PGA and LPGA – an elite club of only 200 across the country. Joan was also inducted to the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame for her contributions to her sport. In 2019 Joan received the LPGA Professional of the year award. Joan’s passion for teaching golf comes through by tailoring her lesson plan to the student’s needs and goals.
Peter has been teaching golf classes for over 20 years. At Hobbits Glen, Peter has taught classes, provided individual and group lessons. He is involved with the Junior Program, as well. Prior to joining Hobbits Glen, Peter was a higher education professional as a college counselor and as a Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Peter brings his skills to make a positive experience for all golfers at Hobbits Glen.
Assistant General Manager, Fairway Hills Golf Club
Don was a teacher, coach and athletic director for the Howard County Public School System for 33 years. In 2001, Don became the Executive Director of First Tee – Howard County, one of Maryland’s most successful Junior Golf Programs. He’s been the Assistant General Manager at Fairway Hills and Hobbit’s Glen for 19 years. During that time Don has taught Get Golf Ready and Howard County Rec & Parks classes, as well as Private Lessons. In 2022, Don was elected to the Howard County Sports Hall of Fame.
Steve Weathersbee is a recognized First Tee Coach (Level 3). 2023 is in his seventh season coaching with First Tee Howard County. He fell in love with golf as an adult, and the First Tee specifically when his daughter joined the program in 2016.
He has over 20 years experience coaching and mentoring youth in Howard and Anne Arundel County. In addition to coaching First Tee, he is a Level 2 certified coach with US Kids Golf. He teaches both adult and youth group golf classes for Columbia Association, and Howard County Parks and Recreation on top of private golf lessons. He is a PGA Associate, and actively pursuing full membership in the PGA.